Monday, August 2, 2010

Sermon, August 1 - Next steps

Good morning, all.

Let's talk about the "next steps" after yesterday's sermon.

The text was from Hosea 11, continuing the topic and discussion we began last week, "I Can't Stop Loving You." What did the Spirit say to you after hearing the Word?

1. Which metaphor do you feel more relates to your experience with God - the loving husband betrayed by the unfaithful spouse, or the patient parent loving a disobedient child?
2. How do you respond when you hear a sermon like the one Jonathan Edwards preached ("Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God")? Do you think of God as "not only able to cast wicked men into hell, but he can most easily do it"?
3. In what ways has God shown you "instructive, tolerant, patient, unconditional, corrective or healing" love?
4. Do you think of God more as being "angry" or "loving"? How has this affected your relationship with God?

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